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The heroes of the indie media movement

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People are looking for authentic news they can trust. The media has lost the faith of many -- we are living in a crisis of “fake news” and non-news clickbait. There is, however, a sector of news that can be trusted: the news that remains authentic to our communities; the news that belongs to its readers: independent, non-profit media. 

What we need in Canada is an independent media system that is tuned to the activism that fights for a more just, wise, and equal world. That's what rabble is. - Pam Palmater, mom, lawyer, professor, author, activist, a Mi’kmaw citizen and member of the Eel River Bar First Nation.

By supporting rabble, you are supporting an independent, progressive, and ethical media platform. rabble.ca is dedicated to engaging in journalism that challenges false narratives which threaten our communities and gnaw at our democracy.

-Amira Elghawaby, Journalist and Human Rights Advocate

The heroes of the indie media movement are the many thousands of individual community members chipping in to build something different. For over 17 years, people like you have made rabble a strong, independent voice. Can we count on your support today?

Because of community support, rabble.ca has been there as an ally, amplifying your work, reporting on your stories, and providing opportunities for young journalists to learn and grow. We are the real antidote to fake news. As non-profit media, we work with progressive allies to provide accurate and verifiable information, standing up to “fake news” and to the big business bias of corporate media.

Your donation makes all of this possible. In fact, if everyone who visited rabble over the course of a month gave just one dollar per month, we could cover all of our operating costs and much more. That’s the real deal. 

Help us meet our fundraising goals with a donation of $25 or more this fall and together we can make a difference, and amplify the work of the social justice groups that are already hard at work to make it happen. 

Become a monthly supporter at $5/month or more and receive a free copy of Corporatizing Canada: Making Business out of Public Service.

Become a monthly supporter at $8/month or more and receive your free copy of Corporatizing Canada AND CHOOSE a copy of EITHER The Reconciliation Manifesto, by Arthur Manuel, with Grand Chief Ronald Derrickson OR David Austin’s Moving Against the System.

Thank you for reading this story…

More people are reading rabble.ca than ever and unlike many news organizations, we have never put up a paywall – at rabble we’ve always believed in making our reporting and analysis free to all, while striving to make it sustainable as well. Media isn’t free to produce. rabble’s total budget is likely less than what big corporate media spend on photocopying (we kid you not!) and we do not have any major foundation, sponsor or angel investor. Our main supporters are people and organizations -- like you. This is why we need your help. You are what keep us sustainable.

rabble.ca has staked its existence on you. We live or die on community support -- your support! We get hundreds of thousands of visitors and we believe in them. We believe in you. We believe people will put in what they can for the greater good. We call that sustainable.

So what is the easy answer for us? Depend on a community of visitors who care passionately about media that amplifies the voices of people struggling for change and justice. It really is that simple. When the people who visit rabble care enough to contribute a bit then it works for everyone.

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